Wolf specialist talks about the state of gray wolves in Minn. Minnesota's Gray Wolves are being taken off the endangered species list, again. To talk more about the gray wolf population in and around Minnesota, All Things Considered called Dan Stark, a wolf management specialist with Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources.5:24 p.m.
The science behind 'Watchmen' Superman is faster than a speeding bullet. Spiderman can do whatever a spider can. But, how do comic book heros and their extraordinary abilities relate to the laws of physics when Hollywood gets a hold of them?6:20 p.m.
Sudan's Expulsion Of Aid Groups Escalates Crisis
In response to the call for the arrest of President Omar al-Bashir, the Sudanese government expelled 13 aid agencies it accuses of passing information to the International Criminal Court. Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and Alex de Waal of the Social Science Research Council offer their insights.
IRS Chief: Agency Works With Taxpayers In Trouble
As Americans struggle with the economic downturn, the IRS says it is trying to be more flexible this tax-filing season with those who are in financial trouble. IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman says the agency can be lenient in hardship cases.
Lunch Money: Rock For Kids
The South Carolina "kid rock" trio Lunch Money has a new CD out titled Dizzy. The group's hook-filled melodies and indie-pop arrangements have a familiar appeal to kids and adults alike.
Obama Astounded By Latest Jobs Data
President Barack Obama Friday called the loss of 651,000 U.S. jobs in February "astounding." Obama was in Columbus, Ohio, to meet with police department recruits whose jobs were protected by the government stimulus package passed last month.
Week In Politics Examined
The Obama administration is pushing for major changes in health care and other sectors of the American economy. E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times talk about the week in politics.
The Story Of Daylight Saving Time
Daylight Saving Time starts this weekend. Most states will enjoy a full eight months of extra daylight. David Prerau, author of Seize the Daylight: The Curious and Contentious Story of Daylight Saving Time, talks about how the daylight calendar has shifted over the years.
New Telescope To Hunt For Earth-Like Planets
NASA's new Kepler space telescope is heading for deep space and is on the lookout for planets capable of supporting life. If it doesn't find any, that means that Earth — and life — may be rare. If it finds a bunch, hello Star Trek!
Looking To Save, IRS Stops Outsourcing Collections
The Internal Revenue Service will stop using private contractors to collect delinquent taxes. Instead, the government plans to hire more of its own collection agents. That's one small reversal of a trend toward government outsourcing.
Two Novels About Creation
Former Sandinista Gioconda Belli's Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand is about life with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The Frozen Thames, by Helen Humphrey, is a series of vignettes about the 40 times in seven centuries the river Thames has frozen in winter.